The Weyburn Police Service received 78 calls for service during the week of October 10 to 17, resulting in a total of 17 charges including four under the Criminal Code of Canada.
During the week, officers responded to a variety of different calls ranging from traffic complaints, reports of thefts, COVID 19 compliance checks, well-being checks and to a call of assault with a weapon.
Some of these calls for service were followed up with proactive police activities, such as high visibility patrols through licensed establishments, high visibility patrols of school zones and traffic enforcement.
Officers were called to a rental property by the landlord on Saturday. Found inside the rental unit by the landlord was drug paraphernalia, including unknown drugs and needles. The Weyburn Police Service encourages all persons who encounter suspicious of substances they believe to be drugs and/or found needles to contact the Weyburn police to ensure their own safety and for safe disposal.
Officers responded to a report of a person assaulting another with a pipe wrench on Sunday evening. The police found the victim with minor injuries, and apprehended an adult male without incident. The male was held for court and subsequently remanded in custody for a show-cause hearing.
As a result of proactive efforts by the police, a traffic stop was made on the night of Oct. 14, where they found the driver of the vehicle breaching their conditional sentence order as well as driving while suspended. A conditional sentence order is punishment for a crime imposed by a judge, where instead of serving time in a correctional facility the offender serves their time in the community under specific conditions. The male was held to appear in court and was subsequently remanded in custody until trial.
In the week’s response to traffic enforcement complaints, proactive enforcement resulted in 13 charges under the Traffic Safety Act. Multiple warnings were issued for offences under the Vehicle Equipment Regulations Act as well as under the Traffic Safety Act.
Of the tickets issued there were offences of using electronic communication devices while driving, exceeding the posted limit, driving while suspended, disobeying stop sign, unlawful U-turn and failing to comply with a license endorsement or restriction. One roadside suspension was issued for a driver with alcohol in their bloodstream.